Conservation Alliance Goes to DC to Promote Montana Wilderness

The Conservation Alliance led a delegation of member companies from Montana to Washington DC to meet with Capitol Hill offices to demonstrate support for a proposal to protect nearly 700,000 acres of Wilderness in Montana. Senator Jon Tester introduced the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act in July. The legislation would protect public lands throughout the state, including 500,000 acres in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Support for the bill is strong within the state. Pictured above with Senator Tester (third from right), Representatives from Patagonia, Mercury Advertising, and Free Heel and Wheel joined Conservation Alliance Executive Director John Sterling on the trip. The Alliance twice funded Montana Wilderness Association for their efforts to organize support for the protections within Montana.